Friday, February 20, 2004


Today's 
Supplement

 

Living
She
Open Sesame

 
Today's Edition
Front Page
 

News

National
State
District
City
Business
Foreign
Sports
Edit Page
 
Supplements
Economy & Business
Metro Life - Mon
Spectrum
Sportscene
DH Avenues
Metro Life - Thurs
Science & Technology
DH Education
Living
She
Open Sesame
Metro Life - Sat
Sunday Herald
Sunday Spotlight 
Foreign Panorama
Articulations
Entertainment
 


Advertisements


Deccan 
International School


FLOWERS to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, India Wide

Reviews

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Art Reviews

Horoscope

Weekly Horoscope
Year's Horoscope

Previous Editions

Yesterday's Edition
Archives

Others

DH Cartoon
DH Classifieds
Weather
About Us

Advertisement Details
Subscribe to Deccan Herald


Send your Suggestions / Queries about the Website to the
Webmaster


For enquiries on advertisements & responses : 
Contact Us

Other Headlines

BJP unhappy over AIADMK’s seats offer »
20 hurt in blasts in Amritsar »
Murdered before he learnt to run »
Jaya starts pre-poll ‘power’ play »
CPI(M) demands CBI probe on hotel sale »
Jeans lead to ‘perversion’, says MP minister »
Oppn disrupts Gujarat Governor’s speech »
Hardwar jail in a sorry state »
Kashmir business plans to take Uri Road to Pak »
Hema Malini joins BJP, Cong joins issue »
State favours polls in first phase, EC told »
EC, Home Secy discuss poll preparations »
Uttarakhand student leader dead »
Death: the wage for honest labour in Bihar »
‘No conspiracy in Babri demolition’ »
Police raid NALCO CMD’s residence »
Advani admits farmers not touched by ‘feel good factor’ »
Parrikar’s ‘advisors’ cost Goa a packet »
Celebrities pitch to save wildlife »
Deccan Herald » National » Full Story

‘No conspiracy in Babri demolition’



Senior advocate I B Singh, Counsel to R N Srivastava and D B Roy, the DM and SSP of Ayodhya when the Babri Masjid was demolished, said no conspiracy led to the incident.

“Anger and frustration of the Hindus led to its destruction on December 6, 1992,” Mr Singh said while making a submission before the Liberhan Commission probing into the demolition.

Claiming that the district administration had taken the “wise decision” of not resorting to fire on kar sevaks who became violent, Mr Singh said his clients could not have taken a decision themselves as the security arrangements were made by the Uttar Pradesh government with the approval of the Centre.

The counsel said the kar sevaks became frenzied after they saw a group of sevaks enter the disputed structure. “It was not the case that 500 to few thousand people destroyed the structure. It was the entire crowd of kar sevaks who committed the offence,” he said.

Mr Singh said it was not practically possible to demolish such a huge structure and remove the debris within four hours. He said the conflict between the state government and the Centre had angered the kar sevaks.

The counsel said there was a perception among the majority community that the Centre and the other organisations opposing the construction of a temple were “inimical” to the Hindu community.

Mr Singh argued that the action of kar sevaks needed to be seen in the background of steps taken and statements delivered by the UP government on security arrangements of the kar seva and subsequent developments.

Copyright 2004, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G. Road, Post Box No 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 5880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 5880523